Pet Education

If Your Pet is Hit by a Car, Don’t Let Their Resilience Fool You.

Pet Hit By Car-KEY

Animals are resilient. Sometimes they suffer from trauma as severe as being hit by a car but they can still walk, or run, away from the event and appear unscathed. However, there may be internal injuries or emerging problems that you cannot see from the outside. Overt injuries like fractured bones and wounds are usually not the most life-threatening problems.


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What the “Bug”?! (i.e., Insect Bites and Possible Allergic Reactions in Your Pet)

Insect Bites and Allergic Reactions in Your Pet

Allergic reactions secondary to insect bites spike during the summer months. From dogs stepping on a bee to cats trying to catch some type of flying insect, these incidents often result in a trip to the emergency room. Often times these incidents are witnessed however there can be occasions when pets are treated for an allergic reaction just given the history and his or her clinical symptoms.


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Shakey-Shake, My Dog Got Into Snail Bait!

metaldehyde based snail/slug baits

By Elizabeth Craig, DVM Emergency + Critical Care Dog and cat tremor-inducing toxin due to exposure to metaldehyde based snail/slug baits.  Hooray! The rains have finally come to southern California but the damp environment is bringing out slugs and snails. Here at ASG, we have seen a few pets come in after accidentally eating commercial […]


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When Animals Attack: Traumatic wounds.

Traumatic Wounds: Haloumi-Cut-01

By Andreas Andreou, DVM Emergency + Critical Care There are many different scenarios of dog fights and animal attacks. Even friendly dogs can suddenly become aggressive or fall victim to an attacking animal. A good example is at the dog park. Many dogs of different sizes and varying obedience levels are mixed together in a […]


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My Pet’s what is infected? Canine Diskospondylitis

ASG Canine Diskospondylitis

By Megan Stout Steele, DVM Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Diskospondylitis is an infection of the intervertebral disk and its continuous vertebral body endplates. Who gets diskospondylitis This disease is typically seen in medium to giant breed older male dogs, however it can be seen in any dog and has also been reported in cats. The thoracolumbar […]


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